Above the Influence Day
The youth-targeted Above the Influence campaign balances broad prevention messaging at the national level with targeted efforts at the local community level. As part of National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, we will be encouraging partners across the country to host Above the Influence events in their communities.
On October 18th, ONDCP will host the first annual “Above the Influence Day,” or “ATI Day”. The event will highlight three local communities who have tailored Above the Influence to their youth in extraordinary ways. On that day, Director Kerlikowske will join young people at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. for a teen panel discussion and ATI-inspired performances presented by local teens.
More than 500 community organizations took part in two ATI Day training webinars held last month – and nearly 200 groups stated their intention to hold at least one ATI activity or event during the month. A map of these groups is below:
In addition, 85 communities plan to conduct ATI discussion forums for youth in their respective communities to discuss the influences they face in their home, school, and community either on October 18th or during the week leading up to the date.
It’s not too late to have your community or organization take part. To view copies of the webinar or download the ATI Activities toolkit, please visit www.ATIPartnerships.com.